BLAIRSVILLE, GA – North Georgia is expected to receive heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding as Hurricane Sally moves across the state.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible starting on Tuesday night. The main hazards will be occasional lightning and locally heavy rainfall. You can`t rule out a strong thunderstorm over portions of central Georgia with gusty winds as well.
Wednesday through Monday
At least isolated thunderstorms are expected through Friday. The main concern will be heavy rain and flooding potential starting Wednesday night and continuing Thursday for north and portions of west central Georgia and this threat may continue Thursday night into Friday for portions of north and central Georgia. Due to the heavy rainfall, Flash flooding or river flooding for many areas can be expected.
A flash flood watch will be in effect from Wednesday through Friday morning with Periods of heavy rainfall are expected across the area with the outer rain bands of Hurricane Sally as it tracks inland west of the area Wednesday and Thursday, then weakening as a tropical depression by the time it tracks across the central portion of the area into early Friday. Associated rainfall totals in excess of 3 to 4 inches and areas of 5 to 6 inches are expected with even locally higher amounts possible. The highest amounts look to be in a swath centered along the I-85 corridor, though this could shift with future forecast updates.